The national inquiry will train its lens on violence against women in Nunavut from Feb. 20 to 22, following an opening ceremony on Feb. 19.

It’s the first time the commission is stopping in the territory, where it is expected to hear about the impact of moving Inuit off the land, dog-team slaughter and the lack of health and safety services.

The effects of colonization like residential schools and the child welfare system could also figure prominently in why women and girls go missing or are murdered.